Young Sheldon: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1
Young Sheldon

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Young Sheldon's appealing cast and relatable themes bring a fresh -- and overall enjoyable -- perspective to its central character's familiar story.



Critic Ratings: 46


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User Ratings: 762

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Air date: Sep 25, 2017

Spin-off of "The Big Bang Theory" follows 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he grows up in East Texas and attends high school.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2017

To appease his worried mother, Sheldon employs the techniques of a self-help book to try and make a friend.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2017

Sheldon's perspective on faith is shaken when his father is rushed to the emergency room. Meanwhile, Meemaw comes to babysit and the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2017

After choking on a breakfast sausage, Sheldon wrestles with his fear of solid foods and discovers comic books for the first time.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2017

Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2017

When a NASA representative visits Sheldon's school and dismisses his science, Sheldon is set on a mission to prove him wrong.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2017

The kids brainstorm ways to resolve a family feud when Meemaw refuses to give George Sr. her brisket recipe.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2017

In an attempt to bond with Sheldon, George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see a space shuttle launch. Also, Mary, Missy and Meemaw have a girls' weekend at the salon.

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Air date: Dec 21, 2017

George Sr. strikes a deal with Sheldon to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten to keep him from playing football.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2018

When Sheldon moves to Dallas to attend a school for gifted children, the family struggles to cope with his absence.

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Season 1 of the spin-off of "The Big Bang Theory" follows 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he grows up in East Texas and attends high school.

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Critic Reviews for Young Sheldon Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (19)

It has got a lot of heart, and plenty of laughs.

Mar 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Young Sheldon ends up having a mind of its own, even if it's a prequel to a long-established hit.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Little Sheldon is an easily anxious fellow who tattles and condescends. He'd be a turnoff except that the charming young star and Parsons' narration confer great appeal.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Young Sheldon is surprising for all the right reasons; so much so, it's hard to tell exactly where it will go next.

Sep 25, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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What's funny in Sheldon/adult is grating in Sheldon/child.

Sep 24, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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What we have instead is a warm-hearted, coming-of-age tale in the style of The Wonder Years. But without a Parsons-level comic talent among the cast, this series will live or die based on whether the writers can create characters worth falling for.

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A halo of nostalgia and family drama permeates the series, and the mix is surprising. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

As with the adult Sheldon, there are just enough outbreaks of sweetness to make you love him, despite everything.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Thankfully shorn of laughter track, it will surprise some with its (relative) delicacy, its long, nice, un-busy single-camera shots, at stark odds with its frenetic parent show.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It's smart and lively without being terribly amusing.

Mar 4, 2018 | Full Review…

But for those who can handle a smattering of schmaltz with their diet of sitcom, the laugh count should more than compensate.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Yet, lacking the cynical wit at which Big Bang and the Jim Parsons-portrayed grown-up Sheldon excels, this single-camera 1989-set comedy doesn't play to it obvious strengths.

Nov 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Young Sheldon: Season 1

  • Sep 09, 2020
    I love this show! It reminds me on my childhood days.
  • Jul 07, 2020
    No es indispensable ser fanático o haber visto las serie the big bang theory. pero si lo eres tendrás muchas respuestas a lo muchas preguntas de sheldon adulto.
  • Apr 20, 2020
    Hi everyone, A series that I am watching right now is Young Sheldon, it is a program that I've been watching this quarentine, and I really like. The program shows the life of an American family with Sheldon, a very intelligent boy. I think everyone should watch this series, because it is very funny and interesting at the same time. For me, the only thing that I don't like about it, is that each episode is to short for me, but I hope that doesn't bother you. This series has only three seasons, but all of them are great in every aspect. Hope you've all enjoyed my review.
  • Jan 15, 2020
    Very funny show. Simple and refreshing.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    Pure garbage. It's not funny at all. It doesn't carry the spirit of the Big Bang series. And now that the BBT SITCOM is cancelled, I have no nice words about how this Wonder Years rip-off seems to try to make sense of Sheldon Cooper. NOPE. NOPE, NOPE. Don't waste your time.
  • Apr 29, 2019
    This humorous story of a beloved character is fresh and great to watch. With great performances from the whole cast, it makes this a very watchable series. Also, it is not just littered with jokes, it builds up to them with great themes and good characters who make up Sheldon's entertaining but annoying family.
  • Apr 07, 2019
    This show is absolutely hilarious! The show explains how Sheldon is shaped today by his family
  • Apr 07, 2019
    This is an amazing show can't wait for more season
  • Jan 18, 2019
    Season 1 is amazing. Must watch. Humour with sense . The cast is good.
  • Nov 21, 2018
    Sheldons mom isn't even the mom that plays as Sheldons mom in the big bang theory. Probably couldn't get her because she is already playing on another crappy show they should have left in the 90's, the conners. Whoever thought of this didn't really think about what has already transpired on the big bang theory about Sheldon. This show is just annoying.

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